My landscape gardening career

My landscape gardening career

I’m having some work done on my garden.

“Work” doesn’t really do it justice – they’re ripping the whole thing out and starting again – the ramshackle fence overgrown with ivy included.

It might surprise you to learn that I’m no landscape gardener, so I defaulted to the three experts I was paying handsomely for the job.

They asked me about fencing, and I chose close boards, with the smooth side inwards, towards the garden.

All three of the experts queried this – they thought people could use the horizontal struts to climb over the fence – a legitimate concern maybe, but since the garden gate is never locked, not one I was worried about.

Anyway, I came home from work after they’d been working on the fencing and went out to measure the space I’d earmarked for my outdoor fireplace.

It no longer fitted.

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